Crime Mapping on-line is an overview of designated crimes within Visalia City limits. Offenses on the pin map are delineated on the content bar. A crime report was generated on each incident plotted.
Information shown is for the past month and is updated as soon as information is available. Note that this is a picture of crime and is not all-inclusive. Approximately 90% of the total incidents can be geographically represented on the map. Parcel specific information is not provided.
This application will allow you to access crime statistics for various areas within the City of Visalia. Please read the disclaimers below before viewing the crime statistics.
Disclaimers: The crime map represents statistics by geographic area for reported crimes as compiled by the Visalia Police Department.
The statistics represent a snapshot of the number of incidents as recorded at the end of each month. The numbers do not reflect changes to individual cases if the changes were made after the end of the reporting period. The original data source is dynamic and is, therefore, constantly changing, so totals may differ from other reports generated by the Department.
The Visalia Police Department is not responsible for misinterpretation of this information & makes no inference or judgment as to the relative safety of any particular area or neighborhood.
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The following crimes are depicted.
Uniform Crime Reporting - Definitions
From "Crime in the United States," Uniform Crime Reports, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation: "The Uniform Crime Reporting Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 16,000 city, county and state law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention."
Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder & non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery & aggravated assault. All violent crimes involve force or threat of force.
Murder and Non Negligent Manslaughter
Murder & non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly & against her will. Assaults or attempts to commit rape by force or threat of force also are included; however, statutory rape (without force) & other sex offenses are excluded.
Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempts are included since it is not necessary that an injury result when a gun, knife or other weapon is used, which could & probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. Arson is included since it involves the destruction of property; its victims may be subjected to force.
Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as burglary. Burglary in this program is categorized into three sub-classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used and attempted visible entry.
Larceny-theft is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. It's pocket picking, purse snatching, thefts from motor vehicles, thefts of motor vehicle parts and accessories, bicycle thefts, etc., in which no use of force, violence or fraud occurs. In the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, this crime category does not include embezzlement, confidence games, forgery and worthless checks. Motor vehicle theft also is excluded from this category inasmuch as it is a separate Crime Index offense.
Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle, this offense category includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor scooters, snowmobiles, etc. The definition excludes the taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by those persons having lawful access.
Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Only fires determined through investigation to have been willfully or maliciously set are classified as arsons. Fires of suspicious or unknown origins are excluded.
Questions regarding the data can be directed to the
Visalia Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit at (559) 713-4420.